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Building IR awareness

Advocacy and Outreach

SIR advocates on behalf of its members and interventional radiology before Congress, insurance carriers and other key decision-makers. The society also reaches around the world and out to partners across corporate, public and private sectors to ensure the story of interventional radiology is spread through a range of communication channels. 


Latest news

SIR signs on to multi-society letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urging HHS to allow eligible clinicians utilizing a certified electronic health record to participate in a qualified clinical data registry to qualify them as fully achieving all points for the Advancing Care Information category of the Quality Payment Program’s Merit Based Incentive Payment System. Read the full letter.

Government affairs

Your voice in Washington, D.C.

The Society of Interventional Radiology's government relations and health policy staff members work to further the interests of society members by advocating on their behalf before Congress, regulatory and federal agencies and the White House.

SIR members play a vital role in this process. The government affairs section will guide you through our advocacy efforts and the major policy issues that affect the society.


SIRPAC

SIRPAC is the Society of Interventional Radiology Political Action Committee, a nonpartisan body dedicated to supporting political candidates who may help advance SIR’s public policy mission and legislative initiatives. SIRPAC elevates the profile of interventional radiology, SIR and society members among representatives in Congress by enabling the society to better leverage its lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C.

Corporate relations

Our tradition of partnership started over 40 years ago, when new devices enabled clinical pioneers to attempt the first true, minimally invasive, interventional techniques and inaugurate our current era of modern medicine.

As the newest independent specialty, interventional radiology continues to find its mission aligned with those innovative companies that seek to advance the edge of the field and ally with SIR as a pillar of the global medical community.

SIR collaborates with our commercial partners through multiple venues and offerings to showcase innovations in interventional technologies, pharmaceuticals and combination devices. Participating in corporate programs provides opportunities to align your business activities with interventional radiology practitioners, earn recognition in the community and benefit the patients we serve together. Learn more about how we partner with industry.

Media relations

SIR facilitates access to experts and resources to help news outlets report on minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic treatments. Find our latest media statements, our media contacts and more in the SIR newsroom.

The Society of Interventional Radiology media relations staff works with members of the news media to facilitate access to many resources and helps reporters cover issues about minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic treatments.


Our communications department staff:

  • Handles your inquiries
  • Sets up interviews with an expert
  • Provides b-roll
  • Serves as a source for story ideas regarding the latest advances in interventional radiology treatments.

Measuring success

Measuring success

Partnering with corporate innovators

SIR’s Corporate Impact Report provides an overview of the latest actions SIR and SIR Foundation have taken to advance our members, our partners and our specialty. Interventional radiology defines modern medicine, providing innovative therapies that use pioneering technologies to achieve better outcomes for patients. This is only made possible with the products and expertise shared by our corporate partners. Find out how SIR and its corporate partners are building a bright, productive and visionary future together.

Read the Corporate Impact Report

Practice resources

From the impact of healthcare reform to patient relations, SIR provides tips and advice for real-world issues facing today's medical practices. SIR offers toolkists, standards, guidelines and other valuable resources to equip you for success in quality reimbursement and advocacy.

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Developing a global specialty

SIR’s goal is to build a global network to support IR everywhere. Building relationships, identifying  regional needs and creating regional programmatic opportunities.

 

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Critical partners

Learn about the companies that help make SIR’s mission possible.

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Advance IR through advocacy

A donation to SIRPAC allows SIR to build relationships with key members of the House and Senate and their staffs to advance IR through  legislation that promotes patient access to IR services.

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SIR International Scholars Program

Growing IR's international profile

The SIR International Scholars Program enables physicians within 10 years of completion of training, who are practicing outside North America, an opportunity to attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. Offering physicians from other nations a chance to train and learn from their peers means that they can return to their countries to teach and enhance patient care. The program fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming and optional observerships before or after annual meeting.

 

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